If there’s one thing you can trust wholeheartedly while travelling to any Indian city is finding great shopping streets! Kissi bhi kone me jao, you’re bound to stumble upon hidden and well-known bazaars filled with clothes, home decor, jewellery, shoes, artwork and so much more. And if you know bazaar rule number 1, always bargain to get a steal deal.
For tourists, they’re an awesome gateway to get souvenirs and cultural items to fill their bags. And locals ke liye vardan because you can find trendy clothes and affordable decor to do your budget shopping at ease. That’s why street markets are famous among locals and foreigners alike.
The shops in these bhulbhulaiya markets stand testimony to the rich and diverse Indian culture and spirit. There’s no way you could resist the charm of vibrant clothes, accessories, and handicrafts at these shops. Simply take a stroll and you are sure to come back with a bag (or several bags) full of all sorts of stuff.
Every city in India is special in its own and so are their respective street markets. If you’re planning your next trip somewhere in India take a look at this list of 10 street markets from various cities.
10 Street Bazaars From India
1. Arpora Saturday Night Market, Goa
Har Saturday night conversation with your friends has a mention of Goa – is saal Goa chalte hai. But if you only want to visit this seaside city for its beaches and nightlife, here’s another reason for you. The Arpora Saturday Night Market, which comes to life after 6 p.m., is Goa’s most active and lively market. The well-known street market is gorgeously lit and the music sets the perfect ambience, making it much more than just a flea market. You can find everything you want here, from jewellery to fashionable clothing, alcohol, handicrafts, and home decor. The Arpora market in Goa is a must-see for you because of its dynamic atmosphere, which will blow away your kharedi ka keda.
2. Sarojini Market, Delhi
You’ve probably already seen hundreds of vloggers doing clothing hauls from Sarojini Market. To tum kyun pichhe jaoge? The hype around this market is well deserved, even our Bollywood loves it. Delhi walon se puchho what this market means to them. The reason you find insanely easy-on-the-pocket finds here is because they are export surpluses. The market is always brimming with the most up-to-date trendy clothing, handbags, and shoes. Visit here once you’ve mastered your “bhaiya thoda daam kum lagao” art. It’s a must-visit place if shopping is in your veins because it is no less than heaven!
3. Janpath, Delhi
Delhiites are living their life in full masti style with these street markets in full bloom. Janpath is yet another Delhi street market that will have you in awe. It not only sells stylish fashion wear, it also showcases Indian culture at its best. The capital city’s bohemian market features two unique lanes. One lane is loaded with Indian handicrafts, handlooms, purses, and souvenirs, while the other is full of local sellers selling street style clothing and accessories at prices that will make your heart happy. The few shops dedicated to the various states of India are a pleasant surprise at the back of this market. Janpath’s actual value is a few kiosks selling magnificent handcrafted materials from Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and other states.
4. Colaba Causeway, Mumbai
Amchi Mumbai ke paas sab kuch hai to offer to its locals and tourists alike. You name it and you get it here. But your travel budget doesn’t have to take a hit because of your shaukh for shopping. If you want to buy fashionable clothes and indulge in art, Mumbai welcomes you with open arms to its Colaba causeway. This market is Mumbai’s most popular street shopping place, crowded not just with locals but also with the city ki fashionista public. You can completely rely on Mumbai’s high-fashion fashion to keep your wardrobe up-to-date without breaking the bank. Colaba Causeway has everything from clothing stores to those for fashionable accessories, as well as local cuisine and roadside jewellery shops. Fill your shopping bag with the highest quality materials at a budget here.
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5. New Market, Kolkata
The city of joy! And rightly so, from friendly people to delicious food and spirited culture, you’ll fall in love with Kolkata streets. Talking about streets, here’s the street market that must make it to your to-do list on your next West Bengal trip. Hogg Saheber Bazaar, now known as the New Market, has a large selection of clothing, jewellery, make-up, spices, flowers, meat, and poultry – you name it and the market has it. Want to budget travel but also can’t calm your buying urges? Keep this market in mind the next time you go on a trip because the stunning winding lanes of old Kolkata alone will not be enough to make your trip complete.
Read 10 Must-Visit Places For A Saree-Shopping Spree In Kolkata
6. Police Market, Shillong
You fashion and artefact freaks, this is for you. The police market will be your jannat. The market is enormous and always brimming with stuff. It is known for its handcrafted products created pyaar se by Meghalaya’s tribal people. The bamboo and cane artworks are the market’s speciality. The delicious northeast food is also available at the market’s crowded tiny restaurants. But wait, the list doesn’t stop there; there’s also an outstanding selection of silk and cotton clothing, as well as fashionable clothing, shoes, and purses. Enough to shaant your shopping addiction!
7. FC Road, Pune
Known as the “Oxford of the East”, Pune is well-known for its educational institutions. But there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to this famous city. This flea market is the hub-spot for students and seeing them strike the best deals is commonplace here. The narrow and busy streets will sell you anything from watches to accessories to clothing, kurtis, bags, and shoes at prices that will not burn a hole in your pocket. The majority of the items are imported from Mumbai, so you can rest assured that you will always be fashionable at a reasonable price.
8. Baapu Bazaar, Jaipur
Tourists can enjoy one of the best street shopping experiences in the Pink City, jo jani jati hai for its colourful culture and vibrant street markets. Baapu Bazaar, located in Rajasthan’s purani city, houses the best of Rajasthani culture and handicrafts. Bedsheets, Jaipuri jutti (ethnic shoes), salwar suits, cushions, home decor antiques, ethnic jewellery, lac bangles, and ready-made clothes are all available at a very reasonable price. Aside from that, the market is well-known for its ayurvedic digestives and natural henna. Don’t miss out on getting your hands inked with the lovely designs offered by the henna artists who set up shop along the roadside.
9. Serenity Beach Bazaar, Pondicherry
The Serenity Beach Bazaar is sach mein serene. With its clean beaches and vibrant people, Pondicherry has a lot to offer you. The market is an open-air market with palm trees providing shade. Serenity Bazaar is well-known for showcasing the products of its local businesses and Auroville-made crafts. Various handicrafts, souvenirs, clothing, jewellery, accessories, and clothing are available for purchase. This market offers wonderful fish delicacies and mouth-watering drinks in addition to shopping. This market is where you may get a taste of the greatest beach culture.
10. Tibet Walk, Ooty
This swarg is situated in the beautiful state of Tamil Nadu, famous for its tea plantations, it’s one of the best tourist places in southern India. Imagine a chocolate store-lined street! That is exactly what you will find in Ooty’s Tibet Walk Market. In addition, the street has a lot of woollen clothing and blankets that are excellent value for money.
That’s your famous street markets from all over the Indian cities. #BeALittleMore travel-enthusiastic and feed your shopaholic aatma with these gem streets. Have you visited other street markets in other places that haven’t found a mentioned here? Drop the names in the comment below!
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